ReWorks Recycling Days

*Updates Ongoing (last update: 9-1-23)*

Do Your Part Beyond the Cart

ReWorks, the solid waste management authority for Summit County, is hosting a 4-day event to collect hard-to-recycle materials that require special handling. 

This event is available to Summit County residents and businesses ONLY. 


  • October 17th & October 18th from 12 noon - 4 pm  
  • November 7th & November 8th from 12 noon - 4 pm  


ReWorks 1201 Graham Road in Stow, at the Route 8 Overpass.  

Accepted Materials:

  • Glass Bottles and Jars
    • Beverage bottles, food jars, candle jars, fragrance bottles
    • Transport in cardboard boxes (preferred)
  • Cooking Oil (Liquid Only)
    • No containers larger than 5 gallons
    • Limit 15 gallons per vehicle
  • Styrofoam
    • Instructions - All material must be clean and dry with tape and stickers removed
    • Only Styrofoam™ 
      • White foam plastic made from beads of expanded polystyrene (EPS)
    • Examples:
      • Furniture and appliance packaging foam
      • Clean meat trays and take out cups
      • Block form foam
      • Foam coolers
  • Televisions
    • Televisions (Limit 2 TVs per vehicle) 
    •  Instructions - No Console TVs or Projection TVs. Registration must be completed to bring in TVs. thumbnail_ReWorks_Registration_Button Opens in new window

Laptops, Cell Phones, Tablets, VCR/DVD Players

  •  Instructions It is the responsibility of the resident to remove data and personal information from any collected item. ReWorks disclaims all liability for data or personal information remaining on any collected item.
  • String Lights (No LED strips)
    •  Instructions - Remove larger bulbs (landscape lights)
  • Campaign Signs                                                            
    • Corrugated Plastic Signs
    • Film Plastic Signs
    • Paperboard Signs  
    • Metal Stakes and Frame
    •  Instructions - Metal grommets removed (preferred) - No string, rope or plastic ties.    
  • Pumpkins                                                       
    • No painted pumpkins
    •  Instructions - Remove decorations and candles/lights.    


What Happens to the Materials Collected at ReWorks Recycling Days?

  • Glass Bottles & Jars
    • The properties of glass allow it to be infinitely recyclable.  However, there are challenges to recycling glass bottles and jars collected in home recycling carts and sorted at a material recovery facility (MRF).  Not only does glass being sorted at a MRF become abrasive and damaging to MRF equipment, but also MRF glass is contaminated with other materials and often requires a secondary processor to remove the contamination for it to be made into a marketable glass cutlet. The feasibility of recycling MRF glass can be cost prohibitive due to several factors including limited availability of secondary glass cleaning processors. 
    • Glass bottles and jars collected at ReWorks Recycling Days do not go to a MRF.   It is collected by Repeat Glass then transported directly to a facility that recycles glass only.
  • Cooking Oil
    • Cooking oil collected at ReWorks Recycling Days is processed by Otto By Products Inc. into animal feed ingredients, alternative fuels and soaps.
  • Styrofoam
        • Styrofoam that is collected at ReWorks Recycling Days will be densified and recycled into insulation boards for home & commercial construction projects which will contain 70% of this recycled material
  • Televisions and Electronic Devices
    • Televisions and electronic devices collected at ReWorks Recycling Days are managed through GreenBoard IT LLC,  a R2V3 certified electronics recycler.
  • String Lights 
    • String Lights collected at ReWorks Recycling Days are recycled by City Scrap & Salvage, a local scrap metal recycler.
  • Campaign Signs
    • Campaign signs collected at ReWorks Recycling Days are recycled by Legacy Polymer or Northcoast Recycling Specialists. Coroplast signs are ground into plastic pellets for re-use in other plastic materials.  Film plastic signs are recycled into products used by the automotive industry & paperboard signs are recycled into other fiber-based products.  Metal frames from signs are recycled at City Scrap & Salvage, a local scrap metal recycler.  
  • Pumpkins
      • Pumpkins collected at ReWorks Recycling Days are composted at an Ohio EPA licensed Class II Compost Facility.  

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